To coordinate with the Essence Coralize Me! lipstick, I picked up this beautiful sparkly lipgloss. Essence XXXL Shine Lip Gloss in Sparkling Papaya ($1.99) is a really pretty peachy coral color with lots of tiny specks of pink glitter. And it smells so good! Like fresh peaches, mangos and of course, papayas! The color and scent just scream summer to me.
The pink sparkles in this Essence lipgloss definitely provide a ton of shimmer without being too noticeable. They reflect the light in a nice subtle way. The lipgloss feels nice and smooth, not too gritty like you get with some sparkle glosses. And it’s not sticky at all.
Sparkling Papaya lip gloss doesn’t offer great color payoff which I wasn’t expecting anyway. It just gives your lips a sheer wash of peachy pink color with tons of glossiness. With the sparkles in it, it does give creamy opaque lipsticks some great XXXL shine though. It’s very much worth trying for just 2 bucks!